Carina is creating Speculative Fiction and Poetry
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patrons

$10
per month
Hello everyone!

If you're here, you probably know how much I love to write. It’s the main focus in my life. To discover that there are people out there in the world who want to support my creative work humbles me. And I’m incredibly grateful.

Asking is a difficult thing for me to do. I am afraid of the rejection. I am afraid of being dismissed. I am afraid of appearing weak. Then again, I am also faced with the realities of struggling to survive in a modern world where art is often considered as a luxury, if it is even considered at all. So here I am—asking for your help to create new worlds.

My backstory:

If you search my name, you will find that I was “born” in 2013. As a domestic violence survivor, I’ve been slowly rebuilding my life under my new identity. And although I’ve been published extensively in the field of non-fiction in my “prior life,” my true love has always been in the re-envisioning of fairy tales and myth.

Here’s the kicker: I can’t do it without your help.

Due to PTSD and anxiety, combined with complications related to having a new identity, I have not worked outside of my house since leaving my job as a Language Arts teacher in 2013. On a positive note, this change in circumstance has afforded me the opportunity to pursue my work in fiction. However, it also means that I am lacking the finances to attend workshops and other opportunities which I need in order to enhance and improve my creative writing skills.

I've been a patron of several Kickstarter campaigns, but I’ve also recently become more aware of subscription sites like Patreon. Although Kickstarter and other sites such as GoFundMe offer opportunities for people support specific projects, they do not afford a method of sustainability. I am in a position where I need support, true patronage of my art, from you if I’m going to be able to survive as a writer working in speculative fiction and the mythic arts.

Links to my published work are available for free on my website at www.carinabissett.com, but I want to do more than that. I want to share my research. I want to create community. I want to write about the weird and wonderful. If this work makes it into the page of all of the journals and magazines I love so much that will be a wonderful thing. But what about those strange and surreal pieces that just don’t quite “fit in” with the mainstream? Don’t they still deserve a place in this world—an audience? I think so, which is why folks in my inner circle will be treated to poems and stories that won’t be available anywhere else.

Every little bit helps and by stepping up to support the artists you love, you are creating a foundation for writers and painters and dancers and musicians to change the world. Will all of these changes be BIG? Probably not. But I think even a little bit of beauty can go a long way.

My work is being accepted by paying markets. Poetry markets pay in the average range of $5-15 per poem and short story markets pay between .01 and .08 cents a word. I can buy a cup of specialty tea or a pint of craft beer with a poetry sale. A short story placement might be enough for a week’s worth of groceries. It’s not exactly enough to by on, but writing is the only thing I am truly good at and I want to share my work with people who appreciate it.

By supporting me on Patreon you will be giving me the gift of interaction, community, and commitment. (You can pull out any time before the end of any month, which makes it sort of a risk-free commitment.) I want to write the stories that thrill me. I want to paint poems full of emotion. I want to create world with connections that transcend the reality we live in.
And I can’t do it without your help.

I want to create this page as a platform where we can discuss ideas and build community. I need this constant communication. I want your feedback and I am glad you found me here. Whether you are supporting my work with one dollar or ten or twenty—I want to thank you. Let's do this thing!

All my love,

Carina
Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
1 patron
You’re supporting me and I appreciate it. Thank you. You will get access to the patron-only feed, where we can all come together as a community. Your voice is important and I’d love to chat about all the things I love and all of the things you love. Let's create new connections together.
Pledge $5 or more per month
0 patrons
You’re supporting me even more and I think it’s wonderful. Thank you. You will get access to the patron-only feed, as above, where we can hang out and visit. You’ll also receive emailed PDFs of new poems and stories created each month. Let's have some fun!
Pledge $10 or more per month
1 patron
You’re supporting me a LOT and you are awesome. Thank you for your generosity. You’ll receive all of the above, plus you will have access to random surprises (this can include links to specialized webcasts, Q & A chat sessions, fairy tale research, personal blogs, personal poems, and/or other random bits related to life as writer working in the mythic arts). Let's be creative together!
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 of 30 patrons
Welcome to my inner circle (limited to 30). You are wonderful and I love you. You clearly want to support me in my eccentric endeavors. In addition to getting all of the above, I will thank you personally (let’s chat) and I will be sending you special treats a few times a year (think vintage postcards, hand-bound chapbooks, and special odds and ends). It’s going to be fun!
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 5 patrons
You are an angel investor. Sustaining the arts is what you do and I can’t thank you enough for supporting my creative work. I’ll call. We’ll talk. We’ll have lunch. You get all the things, plus I will be mailing you signed copies of my publications. Thank you for helping to make my dreams come true. I won’t ever forget it!
Hello everyone!

If you're here, you probably know how much I love to write. It’s the main focus in my life. To discover that there are people out there in the world who want to support my creative work humbles me. And I’m incredibly grateful.

Asking is a difficult thing for me to do. I am afraid of the rejection. I am afraid of being dismissed. I am afraid of appearing weak. Then again, I am also faced with the realities of struggling to survive in a modern world where art is often considered as a luxury, if it is even considered at all. So here I am—asking for your help to create new worlds.

My backstory:

If you search my name, you will find that I was “born” in 2013. As a domestic violence survivor, I’ve been slowly rebuilding my life under my new identity. And although I’ve been published extensively in the field of non-fiction in my “prior life,” my true love has always been in the re-envisioning of fairy tales and myth.

Here’s the kicker: I can’t do it without your help.

Due to PTSD and anxiety, combined with complications related to having a new identity, I have not worked outside of my house since leaving my job as a Language Arts teacher in 2013. On a positive note, this change in circumstance has afforded me the opportunity to pursue my work in fiction. However, it also means that I am lacking the finances to attend workshops and other opportunities which I need in order to enhance and improve my creative writing skills.

I've been a patron of several Kickstarter campaigns, but I’ve also recently become more aware of subscription sites like Patreon. Although Kickstarter and other sites such as GoFundMe offer opportunities for people support specific projects, they do not afford a method of sustainability. I am in a position where I need support, true patronage of my art, from you if I’m going to be able to survive as a writer working in speculative fiction and the mythic arts.

Links to my published work are available for free on my website at www.carinabissett.com, but I want to do more than that. I want to share my research. I want to create community. I want to write about the weird and wonderful. If this work makes it into the page of all of the journals and magazines I love so much that will be a wonderful thing. But what about those strange and surreal pieces that just don’t quite “fit in” with the mainstream? Don’t they still deserve a place in this world—an audience? I think so, which is why folks in my inner circle will be treated to poems and stories that won’t be available anywhere else.

Every little bit helps and by stepping up to support the artists you love, you are creating a foundation for writers and painters and dancers and musicians to change the world. Will all of these changes be BIG? Probably not. But I think even a little bit of beauty can go a long way.

My work is being accepted by paying markets. Poetry markets pay in the average range of $5-15 per poem and short story markets pay between .01 and .08 cents a word. I can buy a cup of specialty tea or a pint of craft beer with a poetry sale. A short story placement might be enough for a week’s worth of groceries. It’s not exactly enough to by on, but writing is the only thing I am truly good at and I want to share my work with people who appreciate it.

By supporting me on Patreon you will be giving me the gift of interaction, community, and commitment. (You can pull out any time before the end of any month, which makes it sort of a risk-free commitment.) I want to write the stories that thrill me. I want to paint poems full of emotion. I want to create world with connections that transcend the reality we live in.
And I can’t do it without your help.

I want to create this page as a platform where we can discuss ideas and build community. I need this constant communication. I want your feedback and I am glad you found me here. Whether you are supporting my work with one dollar or ten or twenty—I want to thank you. Let's do this thing!

All my love,

Carina

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Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
1 patron
You’re supporting me and I appreciate it. Thank you. You will get access to the patron-only feed, where we can all come together as a community. Your voice is important and I’d love to chat about all the things I love and all of the things you love. Let's create new connections together.
Pledge $5 or more per month
0 patrons
You’re supporting me even more and I think it’s wonderful. Thank you. You will get access to the patron-only feed, as above, where we can hang out and visit. You’ll also receive emailed PDFs of new poems and stories created each month. Let's have some fun!
Pledge $10 or more per month
1 patron
You’re supporting me a LOT and you are awesome. Thank you for your generosity. You’ll receive all of the above, plus you will have access to random surprises (this can include links to specialized webcasts, Q & A chat sessions, fairy tale research, personal blogs, personal poems, and/or other random bits related to life as writer working in the mythic arts). Let's be creative together!
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 of 30 patrons
Welcome to my inner circle (limited to 30). You are wonderful and I love you. You clearly want to support me in my eccentric endeavors. In addition to getting all of the above, I will thank you personally (let’s chat) and I will be sending you special treats a few times a year (think vintage postcards, hand-bound chapbooks, and special odds and ends). It’s going to be fun!
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 5 patrons
You are an angel investor. Sustaining the arts is what you do and I can’t thank you enough for supporting my creative work. I’ll call. We’ll talk. We’ll have lunch. You get all the things, plus I will be mailing you signed copies of my publications. Thank you for helping to make my dreams come true. I won’t ever forget it!